Thank you to everyone who tuned-into the Friday 1/29/2021 edition of BumbleBee Brunch. The last Friday of January was a frigid one here in the Boston area with a piece of the polar vortex parked overhead. A good day to stay inside and listen to new music for sure!
Friday's program saw a brand new song from Boston experimental-pop musician, multi-instrumentalist, and producer R.M. Hendrix. We played the tune "Soft Targets" from his 2020 LP, "War Is On Its Way" heavily last Fall on BumbleBee Radio. Now a new album is on the way for March. "Shamblegloss" will be released on vinyl, CD, and cassette on 3/5/2021 followed by a digital release a week later on 3/12/2021 (I love seeing the physical release going first!)
The new record will feature 11-tracks total. Nine of those are from Hendrix's back-catalog. He decided to choose songs that highlighted the Shoegaze/Noise-Pop portion of his career and do some updating on them. In some cases small tweaks were made. In other cases entire new drum tracks were recorded to replace electronic drums. Along the way two new songs were recorded, including "Morning Complaints," which led-off the 11:00 hour on BumbleBee Brunch and is now available on Bandcamp! Pre-ordering for the entire album begins on 2/5/2021. Keep an eye his Bandcamp page for more info!
One of the many things we learned as 2020 unfolded was that there were a large number of musical artists who would not be silenced by the pandemic and many turned to DIY methods to get their music out there. Like everyone else Boston band Ruin The Nite, found themselves sidelined from playing LIVE gigs when the pandemic struck last March. They released a previously recorded single entitled "Voices," which received very heavy airplay here on BumbleBee Radio becoming one of my favorite songs of the Summer and also made my Favorite-50 of 2020 show. But the band wasn't finished with that. They purchased some recording gear and figured out how to safely record nine new songs using their rehearsal space and spaces at the their respective homes. Check-out the band's Facebook page for some fun videos of how they did it.
Three of the nine songs have since been mixed-down and are now available as the EP, entitled "Scratch Tracks." A BIG thank you to Chris Duggan for getting the new songs over to me! I played the tune "Sound The Alarm" in the 10:00 hour. Grab a copy of "Scratch Tracks" over on Bandcamp.
Speaking of Bandcamp, the first Bandcamp Friday of 2021 arrives on 2/5/2021. All day long artists keep 100-percent of what they sell in music and merchandise as Bandcamp waives its usual fees for 24-hours. I already have a pretty large shopping list waiting for Friday!
Here is the full playlist for the Friday 1/29/2021 show...
10:00 AM HOUR:
XTC - Making Plans For Nigel (1979)
Cherry Glazerr - Rabbit Hole (2021)
Dan Auerbach - Shine On Me (2017)
Gustaff - Design (2020)
Ruin The Nite - Sound The Alarm (2021)
Joy Division - Shadowplay (1979)
Beach Bunny - Blame Game (2021)
Tim Kile - Witness (2021)
Tennis - My Emotions Are Blinding (2017)
The Stone Roses - Love Spreads (1994)
Madlib - Hopprock (2021)
Idler Wheel - Sky (2020)
Lush - Ladykillers (1996)
Kate Bush - James And The Cold Gun (LIVE at the Hammersmith Odeon) (1979)
11:00 AM HOUR:
R.M. Hendrix - Morning Complaints (2021)
Queens Of The Stone Age - The Way You Used To Do (2017)
Rilo Kiley - Dreamworld (2007)
Bored At My Grandma's House - Showers (2021)
Juliana Hatfield - Mouthful Of Blood (2021)
Broken Bells - The Ghost Inside (2010)
Public Image Limited - Seattle (1987)
Kilbey Kennedy - Rendevous (2021)
Jenny Lewis & Serengeti - Vroom Vroom (2021)
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Inbetweenies (1979)
Fitz & The Tantrums - Out Of My League (2013)
Deap Vally - Look Away (Ft. Jennylee) (2021)
Tommy Guerrero - Of Things To Come (2021)
Buffalo Tom - Down (2011)
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